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 Kilbehenny

‘Gateway to the Galtees’

Brief History

Kilbehenny Girl Guides

Chairperson    Siobhan Lewis +353 (0)87 9143247

Secretary        Paula Delaney

Treasurer:       Veronica Jackson

 

 

On the 3rd of October 2011 the Kilbehenny Girl Guides re-grouped. On that night, fifteen girls attended and have stayed with us since.

At present we have 29 members - from Kilbehenny, Anglesboro, Ballygiblin, Skeheenarinky, Ballyporeen, Burncourt and Galbally.

 

We aim to have a senior branch up and running by September 2015.

 

We encourage the guides to help out in the locality. They fund-raise for Special Friends, run discos for the Community Centre during the Potato Festival and also help the Tidy Town’s group to plant trees and do litter picks during An Taisce clean-up week.

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We try to instil confidence and self-worth in our girls, respect for themselves and others. The environment is very important and we get them to partake in various activities to highlight these issues. We meet up with other guide units throughout the year, thereby making many new friends.

 

We can’t thank parents, relations, neighbours and friends enough.

 

An international trip to Austria in July 2013 was our biggest undertaking to-date. It was an experience we will never forget and we are working towards another such trip in the near future.

 

Maeve Lewis will travel to Londiani which is in the north west of Kenya in 2016 for a week. Friends of Londiani (FOL) are an Irish charity and works in partnership with rural communities in Kenya to support them in achieving an improved quality of life in the areas of health, education and water. We will have many fundraising events for supplies needed for Maeve towards this worthy cause.

 

With a have a busy year ahead, we are looking forward to every challenge and event

 

We meet every Monday night in Kilbehenny Community Centre at 6.30 – 7. 50pm

 

 

 

 

Kilbehenny Girl Guides’ Easter Bonnets

2017

At the Christmas Fair in Kilbehenny

2016